Belton Chalet: Preserving a Piece of Montana History
January 30, 2013
In the early 1900s, railway pioneers led the drive westward through montana’s Glacier National Park. Their goal was to help lure visitors from the east coast to the majestic Rocky mountains of Montana. That pioneering spirit led to the creation of the Belton Chalet in West Glacier, Montana, where the railway heritage and tradition continue today. The Belton Chalet brings guests a relaxing stay and is a convenient headquarters for your Glacier National Park vacation, wedding or retreat. A national historic landmark, the Belton Chalet combines the rugged grandeur of glacier park’s early years, with a refined sophistication. Fine dining is a cornerstone of your stay at the Belton Chalet. You’ll always find fresh, local and organic food, prepared in an innovative style by our chef. With our high quality food and relaxing atmosphere, the Belton Chalet is perfect for weddings and special events. Here is West Glacier, Glacier National Park is right at your doorstep. Arriving by car or by Amtrak in West Glacier, your journey into Montana begins at this four-season vacation destination. You’ll enjoy activities like horseback riding, snowmobiling, golfing, rafting, and fishing. The charm and history of the Belton Chalet are preserved by its owners, who purchased the property in 1997 and undertook the arduous task of restoring buildings that hadn't been opened since world war II. Owners Cas Still and Andy Baxter began the process of bringing the Belton Chalet back to its original grandeur and they take pride in historical accuracy, since the hotel is listed in the national register of historic places. The proprietors of the Belton Chalet went to great lengths to preserve this piece of Montana history, which after a hard winter of 1997, was in danger of being lost forever. Now as a guest of the Belton Chalet, you have the chance to relive a rich part of Montana history. Whether it’s for a weekend or a week, the Belton Chalet in West Glacier is the perfect outpost for your next Montana vacation. Combining rich history with glacier nationals park’s natural splendor — not to mention exquisite fine dining— you’ll find the belton Chalet a welcome retreat.
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The Belton Chalet is a treasure of Glacier National Park, with historic ties to the region's development. Watch the Video: